College students were surveyed regarding their use of websites and BLOG/discussion boards that promote and/or discourage and treat suicidal and self-injurious behavior. The students surveyed related that they were more likely to use websites and BLOG/discussion boards that discourage and treat suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. The results also indicated that the respondents had a higher percentage of response to acknowledging that peers have been influenced by websites/discussion boards/BLOGS that encourage suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. Overall, these findings support the notion that the viewing of harmful self-injury websites is not widespread.
Marshall, Jennifer and Fitch, Trey
"On-Line Discussions About Self-Injury and Suicide,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 19:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol19/iss1/3